Saturday, 28 January 2017

Last minute Challenges

I hope you're all having a great weekend so far. The relentless heat has kept me indoors most of the day so that means I can visit my creation station without the guilt. This time I'm entering two Challenges. The first one is for Challenge YOUrself.  This one jumped out at me because of the song lyrics. I mean who doesn't like Louis Armstrong I ask you?!! And this is such an iconic song known the World over. My inspiration is the word "Wonderful" and how I'm trying to appreciate the fantastic Country that I live in as well as my own personal World. When I'm visiting places in my own Country I really do sometimes think to myself how wonderful it is and how lucky we are.




The second Challenge is from Picture This! Challenges. A chance to play with some mixed media....yay!! soooo much fun.


Here is my entry with a background of texture paste, stamping, Dylusions Paint and something new for me...glue from my new cordless hot glue gun. I've used the glue to add dimension to the page.



I painted the glue with Dylusions Paint "Dirty Martini".  I also watered down some of the paint and let it run over the textured background.


There's a lot of layering on this page, which I normally struggle with and I'm not afraid to admit that this was my second attempt. My first was a complete disaster but I managed to pull it apart and salvage a few things to add to the new page.


This photo of me was taken almost a year ago when we took time off to visit our Nation's Capital. I specifically went to enjoy a art exhibition that was running at the time and while we were there we were lucky enough to see Rob Thomas in concert. One of the best concerts we've been to. Such a nice guy and fantastic entertainer. I can't wait for him to come back to Australia again.

So that's my labour of love for today. If you have a couple of minutes to spare jump on over to both of the above Challenge blogs and check out the "wonderful" inspiration from the design teams. Thanks for looking xx

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous layout and photo of you Jo. Fantastic idea with the hot glue. Love the layers and the cluster in the corner of your photo. I hope to do this challenge, I just struggle finding pics with me in them as I am always the one taking the photo's when we are away.
    Love the flair with the paint drips on the side as well. It sure has been hot, wished I listened to Victor when he wanted to get air conditioning a few years back !
    Mary x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Jo, your layout is absolutely beautiful! I love the photo of you and your wonderful interpretation of our challenge this month! The design, colors, everything is just gorgeous! I am so happy that you joined Challenge Yourself for the wonderful world challenge this month!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hello Jo! Your layout is really stunning! It's a wonderful interpretation of our mixed media challenge. I also love the green papers, flowers and paints you used on this layout. Thank you so much for playing with us at Picture This! : )

    ReplyDelete
  4. Really Really like your page!!! Nice take on the challenge! Thaks for playing with us @PT!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wonderful page! Love your job with the background! Thank you for joining us at Challenge YOUrself! Hugs Åsa

    ReplyDelete
  6. Totally stunning! Love this. Your colour scheme is beautiful. Thank you for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Okay Jo, this is just LOVELY and I think I am actually drooling just a little bit! You make me want to get all messy and inky!! BEAUTIFUL take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!! ~ DT Sherri

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great job Jo! Love all the mixed media layering! Thank you for sharing at Picture This! Hope you will join in our Fun February Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge that is coming up next!

    ReplyDelete
  9. It's stunning, I love the background!! Thanks for joining us at Picture This!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Awesome! Great take on the mixed media theme. Thank you for joining us at Picture This!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Fabulous layout! Your background work is awesome and I like how you did distress your photo! Thank you for joining us at Challenge YOUrself!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hola!!! su diseño es fabuloso, el fondo, la textura y los colores muy lindos. su foto es muy bella.
    Un beso y gracias por participar con nosotras en Challenge YOUrself.
    Ce.-

    ReplyDelete
  13. I smiled when I read this was your second attempt. I do that often, when the ideas in my head look like rubbish on the paper! But you persisted and came up with a cracker of a layout. Fantastic work.

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is beautiful! Love the colours so much. Thanks for playing playing Along with us @PT!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wonderful page. Love what you did with the sketch.Thanks for joining us at PT!

    ReplyDelete